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Thin Pillow 08 Jul 2013 15:52 #1

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Hi, I am buying a new latex bed and am looking for new pillows. Most of the pillows I see are usually rather plump. Currently I use a very old down pillow that is so thin I usually feel like my head is just resting on the bed itself. Is there a latex or memory foam pillow that is thin or soft enough to mimic my current pillow?

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Thin Pillow 08 Jul 2013 21:52 #2

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Hi briancl,

There are thousands of different pillows of all shapes and sizes and thicknesses and using all types of materials (including latex and memory foam) but a big part of a pillow choice (more than a mattress choice) involves personal preferences because our head and face area is very sensitive to the "feel" of a pillow which is much more subjective. There are no manufacturers or materials that dominate the pillow market because there is such a wide range of individual preferences involved.

There are a few basic "needs" for a pillow though that are important and the pillow thread here has some good information and links to some good resources and suggestions.

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Thin Pillow 08 Jul 2013 22:50 #3

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I'm a pretty picky pillow connoisseur. I've found the best solution for myself was a nice zippered pillowcase filled with various shapes and sizes of latex shreds. When I get either a TMJD flare up or my neck starts to bother me, I can change the stuffing volume, add a neck roll or even add a knitted wool case for a different feel. So far this has been my favorite pillow ever but it's pretty customized since most of it's cannibalized from at least 3 other pillows.

-High quality zippered cotton case from a feather pillow purchased at TJMaxx
-Shredded latex foam from an Ultimate Dreams pillow
-Latex 'micro-rods' from a Seven Comforts baffled pillow
-Latex neck roll from a Seven Comforts pillow
-Hand knitted wool cover (Knit by me since I couldn't find one anywhere but you could easily sew up a knit wool cover with a large thrifted sweater)

It's a Frankenpillow but I loves eet.

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Thin Pillow 14 Jul 2013 18:21 #4

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Briancl - I am right there with you. Currently I use a 20yo (or maybe older) poly filled pillow. It is thin when flat and thick enough for reading when doubled over. I have tried a number of pillows in the intervening years but none of them have met my needs. I want to replace the pillow but need to find something that will work for me.

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Thin Pillow 15 Jul 2013 16:17 #5

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I suggest buying LaNoodles by the Pound or similar, and stuff your own shredded Latex pillow to suit your need. Consider using a St. Dormeir Wool Pillow Protector , or a less expensive Lands' End pillow protector or similar.

zzz

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Thin Pillow 16 Jul 2013 12:36 #6

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Oh, thank you for that LaNoodles by the pound link! I didn't know they sold them like that. I used latex from other pillows laying around my house but that link really helps me. :)

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Thin Pillow 16 Jul 2013 22:46 #7

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Hi all,

There's some interesting and useful suggestions in this thread so I've added a link to it in the pillow thread so that others can benefit from them as well.

Thanks :)

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Thin Pillow 17 Jul 2013 07:16 #8

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Oh, thank you for that LaNoodles by the pound link! I didn't know they sold them like that. I used latex from other pillows laying around my house but that link really helps me. :)


One can also fix a "FREE!" solid Latex pillow. It takes about an hour or so to pinch apart into popcorn-size fill... or smaller.

For a DIY mattress, if you change a mattress layer firmness, you will likely want to adjust the fill in the pillow (a firmer surface requires a taller pillow since your body will float higher in the cradle while the pillow tends to float the same).

zzz

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